Giving back

. October 18, 2012.

Handling the rigors of high school isn’t easy. Managing to keep grades up in addition to participating in sports and other extracurricular activities can fill a teenager’s schedule in no time. McComb High School senior Andrew Bishop has successfully managed these endeavors while logging many volunteer hours in his community and even in another country.

The United Way Foundation recently recognized Bishop’s commitment to academics and volunteerism by presenting him with its renewable $2,000 Secor Scholarship. Established as a memorial to Steven and Doris Secor, the scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or graduate living in Findlay or Hancock County who exhibits a strong commitment to academics as well as volunteer and extracurricular activities.

The son of Steve and Shelly Bishop, Andrew was selected because of his volunteer experience and leadership. “Andy takes extreme pride in the work he does and accepts nothing but the best from himself and others around him,” says Katie Slosser, McComb High School teacher.

Bishop currently serves as treasurer for McComb’s Spanish Club and as assistant architect for the prom committee. In the summer of 2010, he volunteered to participate in a church-sponsored mission trip to a remote area in Belize where he worked with local children.

Andrew was honored at United Way of Hancock County’s Annual Meeting in April. He plans to study pre-medicine in college.